1907 - Clinch Valley a Second New Castle

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Roanoke Times - August 20, 1907


Bristol, Va., Aug. 19. -- Construction work preparatory to the
opening of twelve big mines on property in Clinch Valley, Va., is
going forward as rapidly as possible, and the mines will all be
opened next year.
John H. Winder, former general manager of the Seaboard Air Line
railway, is at the head of the corporation at Dante, since the
offices were moved from Johnson City several weeks ago.
Mr. Winder is one of the best known men in coal and railroad
circles in the country. After leaving the managership of the Seaboard
Air Line he went to Ohio to become president of the Sunday Creek Coal
Company, a concern mining and shipping 11,000,000 tons of coal
annually, and the second largest bituminous coal producer in America.
He left this position to go with the Clinchfield corporation, and is
at Dante superintending the construction work.
The possibilities of this field are unbounded. The Clinchfield
corporation owns 300,000 acres of the finest coal land in the
country, which awaits the completion of the South & Western railway,
the new trunk line to the South Atlantic Seaboard.


- Ron Davis, Roger Link

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